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Definition of better verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they better
    he / she / it betters
    past simple bettered
    -ing form bettering
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  1. 1[often passive] better something to be better or do something better than someone or something else The work he produced early in his career has never really been bettered.
  2. 2 better yourself to improve your social position through education, a better job, etc. Thousands of unemployed mothers are getting job training in an attempt to better themselves.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: better